Preview Alloa AthleticSaturday, 9th Mar 2019
Ladbrokes Championship: (away) Saturday 9th March 2019, kick off 3.00pm at Indodrill Stadium
Alloa Athletic have been surprising teams all season and Dunfermline have failed to beat Jim Goodwin’s well organised part timers three times this season at East End Park, with the Pars solitary win coming at Alloa in November when Jackson Longridge scored the vital winner.
Following four wins out of four, Stevie Crawford takes his team to Alloa in quest of another three points.
Milestones v Alloa Athletic (away)
Last Victory | 03/11/18 | 1-0 | Championship
Last Defeat | 16/05/13 | 0-3 | First Div Play Off
Best Victory | 11/02/48 | 6-0 | Division B (two)
Worst Defeat | 26/04/52 | 4-5 | Division B (two)
First League meeting | 18/02/22 | 0-2 | Division Two
This is the 62nd league match between the clubs and Alloa with 22 wins hold the advantage. 20 have been drawn and 20 won by Dunfermline.
Last 12 meetings against Alloa Athletic
One Alloa win, seven Dunfermline wins with four drawn in a period stretching back over 35 years.
05/01/19 | Dunfermline 2 Alloa Athletic 2 | Championship
03/11/18 | Alloa Athletic 0 Dunfermline 1 | Championship
13/10/18 | Dunfermline 2 Alloa Athletic 2 | Irn Bru Cup
15/09/18 | Dunfermline 0 Alloa Athletic 0 | Championship
21/01/17 | Alloa Athletic 2 Dunfermline 3 | Scottish Cup
19/05/13 | Dunfermline 1 Alloa Athletic 0 | Div One Play off
15/05/13 | Alloa Athletic 3 Dunfermline 0 | Div One Play off
26/08/08 | Dunfermlne 1 Alloa Athletic 0 | League Cup
26/09/01 | Dunfermline 3 Alloa Athletic 0 | League Cup
20/08/91 | Dunfermline 4 Alloa Athletic 1 | League Cup
05/05/85 | Alloa Athletic 0 Dunfermline 0 | Second Division
26/02/85 | Alloa Athletic 1 Dunfermline 3 | Second Division
Last time at Indodrill Stadium
Alloa Athletic 0 Dunfermline Athletic 1
Championship, Saturday 3rd November 2018
There was only one goal in the game and fortunately it came at the right end. In 69 minutes Dunfermline took the lead from a Jackson LONGRIDGE rocket. Higginbotham’s cross was defended out only for the defender to crash the ball into the top right corner from the edge of the penalty box.
The three points were sealed after defending a late Alloa assault and the Pars remained seventh.
ALLOA ATHLETIC: Neil Parry: Scott Taggart, Liam Dick, Sam Roscoe, Andy Graham, Kevin Cawley (Jake Hastie 72), Steven Hetherington (Ahmed Aloulou 82), Jon Robertson, Alan Trouten, Dario Zanatta, Greig Spence (Adam Brown 72).
SUBS NOT USED: Connor Shields, Liam Burt, Reis Peggie, Chris Henry (GK)
DUNFERMLINE: Lee Robinson: James Craigen (Ryan Williamson 60), Lee Ashcroft (c), Danny Devine, Jackson Longridge: Myles Hippolyte, Malaury Martin, Joe Thomson, Aidan Connolly (Kallum Higginbotham 60): Andy Ryan, Aidan Keena (Faissal El Bakhtaoui 68).
SUBS NOT USED: Robbie Muirhead, Lewis Martin, James Vincent, Cammy Gill (GK)
Form Last Six Matches
Queen of the South (H) W 1-0
Partick Thistle (H) W 3-0
Ayr United (A) W 1-0
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) W 1-0
Ross County (H) L 1-2
Morton (A) D 0-0
Queen of the South (A) W 2-1
Partick Thistle (H) L 0-2
Falkirk (H) L 1-2
Ayr United (H) L 1-3
Ross County (A) L 0-2
St Mirren (A) L 2-3
Alloa’s impressive attempt to hold on to their place in the Ladbrokes Championship continued with a good away win at Palmerston last time out. Their 2-1 win was secured by a late, late goal from Jordan Kilpatrick.
Prior to that they had a run of five successive losses, although most of these were by the narrowest of margins. Indeed one of them was a Scottish Cup match at Paisley, and St Mirren would have made a surprise Cup exit had it not been for their two late goals.
League Position: 4th
League Points: 37
Goal Difference: -1
Away League Record: P13 W5 D4 L5 GF16 GA16
Last Six League Match Form: DLWWWW
League Position: 8th
League Points: 26
Goal Difference: -13
Home League Record: P14 W4 D2 L8 GF10 GA18
Last Six League Match Form: WLLLLW
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v Queen of the South): Ryan Scully: Ryan Williamson, Lee Ashcroft (c), Danny Devine, James Craigen: Kallum Higginbotham (Jackson Longridge 68), Tom Beadling: Joe Thomson, Ryan Blair (Mark Durnan 89): Aidan Connolly (Louis Longridge 59), Bruce Anderson.
SUBS NOT USED: Matthew Todd, Callum Smith, Robbie Muirhead, Cammy Gill (GK)
ALLOA ATHLETIC (v Queen of the South): Neil Parry: Scott Taggart, Liam Dick, Sam Roscoe, Andy Graham, Kevin Cawley, Steven Hetherington Iain Flannigan (Jon Robertson 87), Alan Trouten (Jordan Kirkpatrick 72): Dario Zanatta, Connor Shields (Jack Hamilton 67).
SUBS NOT USED: Liam Burt, Reis Peggie, Adam Brown, Jack Aitchison, Chris Henry (GK)
Referee will be Euan Anderson.
Other Championship Fixtures
Falkirk v Ayr United (Friday)
Partick Thistle v Dundee United
Queen of the South v Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Ross County v Morton
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